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(Keepers of Genesis #1)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  46 reviews
A powerful, hidden artefact is unearthed in modern day Iraq and, with its discovery, an ancient conflict is reignited. Seventeen-year-old Sage Woods, the daughter of an eminent archaeologist working at the British Museum recently relocated from Australia, uncovers the artefact’s disturbing secret and is placed in terrible danger. Unwittingly, she has stumbled into an invis ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published May 7th 2014 by LBLA Digital
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With all of the zest and determination of a teen, ignoring the fact that she has been told NOT to disturb her archeologist father in his office, Sage plows through his door and her life becomes the thing of myth, the supernatural and ancient history coming to life. So, maybe not her best move, but a highly secret artifact is communicating with her, she feels the secrets it keeps locked away. What does it mean for her? Sage becomes fascinated by the inhumanly handsome and charismatic St. John Riv ...more
Renita D'Silva
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
You know that thrill when you discover an author whose every word draws you in and you cannot put the book down? This is one such book and this is one such author. I absolutely adored D.B. Neilsen’s first SEED book, Keepers of the Genesis. I did not want to part from it, did not want it to end. I am so very glad that there are more books in this series with Sage and St. John at the helm and I like that the next book is starring Sage’s twin, Saffron at the helm. Beautifully written, meticulously ...more
Jan 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-finished
Seed is book one in the Keepers of Genesis series by DB Nielsen. I read this book as our first pick for the Indie Book Club.

Sage and her twin sister have grown up immersed in a world of history. Their father has worked for museums their whole life and his job has taken them around the world. While visiting her dad in the museum, Sage stumbles into her father's office only to discover that her father and a group of other museum workers hovered around a strange looking artifact on her dad's desk.
Mark Shaw
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I randomly chose this book to read and review as part of a challenge to identify up and coming indie authors. Though I've personally written a fiction book myself, I don’t read much fiction, but something about this book reached out to me and i wanted to know more about it and the author. I found the book to be very well written and thought out. I love history and felt i was getting quite the history lesson reading this, so bravo to the writer. You must have put lots of time and effort into rese ...more
C.K. Dawn
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
SEED has taken root!

SEED has taken root and captivated me with its eloquence. DB's historical details and beautiful descriptions give a rich texture to the story that are quite impressive. I'm already reaching for the next book, SCROLL!

DB Nielsen Author Spotlight and Review
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! I loved this book.
A hard to put down, page turner. Well written, with a thrilling and intelligent storyline and believable characters.
I only have one complaint.... the book ended. ;)
Thank goodness there are more to follow!

I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
My mum always told me, "If a book doesn't teach you anything, then it's not a great book.". And Seed proved me that she was right.

The first thing I have to say about this book is that this was without any doubt one of my 5 favorite books I've read this year, I am honestly speechless of how amazing it is.
Also, I've received a free e-copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.

We know we really love a book when we try really hard to explain its history or how much we love it, and that's why
Leslie Kronborg
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys an engrossing, finely crafted tale with sound narrative, characterization & plot.
Finely crafted paranormal / urban fantasy encompassing mystery, suspense, adventure, action, laced with fantasy and a search for true love.
Well-paced story. An intelligent plot with fascinating historical tidbits underpinning a believable turn of events. The reader is drawn into the unfolding of the clever mystery by an engaging heroine. Because the narrative is in the first person, Sage is able to reveal her emotions in true confessional style, nuanced feelings. d b nielsen's wry observations a
Christina McMullen
Jan 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
For a YA paranormal, Seed has some rather heavy subject matter. The story centers around Sage, a seventeen year old girl who finds herself in the middle of an ancient mystery when she happens upon an artifact in her father's possession.
As many have mentioned previously, it is very obvious that the author put a lot of thought and research into the story. So much so that if one were to remove the paranormal aspect, this would read more like an archeological mystery.
With the amount of knowledge a
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Judith by: D.B. Nielsen
I have to admit that when I got the twit from DB Nielsen inviting to read the book I did not jump to the idea too quickly. The message kept on popping in my twitter account and finally I said to myself, "Why not?" so I put Game of Thrones in the back burner and on my downtime at work and home I begun to read. At first it took me a few pages to get into the story but by the end of chapter 2 I was hooked.
This book has it all, romance, history, and characters that you can relate. You are greatly en
J.C. Brennan
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely a wonderfully surprising read. This is an artfully written story of mystery, suspense, and takes you on an adventure you will not soon forget. Sage is a intriguing character that will draw you in as she comes to terms with what she if feeling to reveal her most inter emotion; attracting your romantic side. However, this is not just a romance, no sir, you will be thrilled with the “in your face” action of this historical fiction. You will not be disappointed with this read.
Sheetal Dash
This book seems very very exciting
Would absolutely love to read it.

Jo Bissell
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I downloaded this book as part of the Indie Book Club's Group Read for the month if January. It was a quick, enjoyable read, mostly done while on vacation this week. here are my spoiler-free thoughts - Honestly, the prologue almost discouraged me from continuing the novel further. I did not enjoy the omnipotent POV and worried the entire book would follow suit. Thankfully, it did not, and I continued on in hopes of finding something more based on the book blurb and positive reviews. I did find t ...more
K.S. Marsden
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
After Sage's parents drag her away from her home and friends in Australia, to live in England, the 17 year old girl stumbles onto something her father, and the British Museum, don't want her to know about. When Sage comes across a mysterious artefact, she is thrown into a bigger story than she could ever hope to read about.

I really enjoyed this début novel by D.B. Nielsen.
I have to come right out and say that I love how she captures the setting so brilliantly. I lived in London for a few years,
Dusti Dasilva
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Where to even begin with this one.

D.B. Nielsen is a twitter friend of mine. When I first joined twitter and grabbed him as a follower he sent me a link to review his book SEED. I never got around to doing it until recently and let me just say I AM KICKING MYSELF FOR NOT READING IT BEFORE NOW! (of course at the same time I am relieved because the second book doesn't come out til March Now I don't have to as long for my Fi addiction).

The amount of knowledge I gained from this book is astounding.
Ross Palmer-willmott
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you like mystery, romance and paranormal fantasy stories then this book is a must have for your shelf!

Sage is a very well structured character that you cannot help but fall in love with, while reading this book I found myself really growing close to Sage and couldn't help but turn the next page to see what would happen to her! She is witty, book smart and extremely feisty which makes for an exciting and humorous read throughout the story.

This story revolves around ancient Babylon mythology a
Aug 13, 2014 rated it liked it
You know how we, as readers, stress and plead time and time again for more detail in our favorite books? Totally not a problem here. Even in the introductory pages you can tell the author either comes from a strong archaeological/historian background or she really did some serious research; quite possibly both. You never have those annoying little gaps of "What happened between here and here?" or "How did _ know that?" -- I never had to reread sentences/paragraphs and that helps to stay immersed ...more
D.M. Cain
Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic read that had a bit of everything! It’s a YA romance; it’s also a paranormal fantasy, oh, and a historical and mythological adventure story! I love it when books can span genres like this. It’s like getting four or five tremendous stories in one!

The plot was engaging and thrilling throughout, peppered with literally hundreds of literary quotes, references to modern culture, and historical and archaeological facts. My mind simply boggled at the amount of research that must h
Cheri Bauer
I don't even know where to begin (giving kudos). This book was a wonderfully exciting journey, filled with romance, and mystery. I loved the characters, and I found myself cheering (and engaging) all the way through. I was a little worried (at first) that this book was too close to The Da Vinci Code code but, as I went along, I found that it has a flavour of its very own... a wonderfully and rich flavour! I could easily immerse myself in the world that the author created; tasting the foods, feel ...more
Kirby Howell
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Seed is a captivating read for anyone who enjoys history and young adult fiction! I read this book as part of the Indie Book Club and was pleased with the choice from beginning to end! My biggest compliment to the author is the intelligence with which the book is written. The massive amount of research was layered in perfectly with the story, so as not to overwhelm the reader. The characters are round and very relatable. I found myself wanting to run around London with Sage and Fi to solve the m ...more
Shelbie Martin
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love books that whisk me away to another place and keep me there for hours on end..
being from London I love how well the author captured different places. Made me feel like I was there again.
the mixture of history, fantasy, love, sisterhood it's all just executed perfectly I would HIGHLY recommend this book to ANYONE
Jun 12, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had a great deal of trouble reconciling the many genres and different levels of maturity presented throughout the story. It's a shame because I see such potential (if only Sage had been in her 30s like Diana in Discovery of Witches) as the whole underlying concept is fascinating.

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Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
DB Nielsen has written a book which has all the qualities that I love in a book. Archeological exploration, ancient artifact, magical beings, love, mystery and family life. It is not easy to pack all this into a book and not be boring. DB's book is anything but boring. I can hardly wait for the second in the series to come out.
Aug 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Angels, Babylon, the hanging gardens, and supernatural events keep you intrigued through out this book. This is an easy and enjoyable read that will have your imagination churning.

*This book was received for free through Goodreads First Reads.
Dec 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Keepers of Seed: Genesis I
I commend db nielsen for this interesting read. I won't give away the story but if you love literature, history and fantasy this is the book for you! the author has obviously done her research! Give this story a try and you'll enjoy it for sure!
BookRebel (GinaRosexox11)
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

Sage Woods the daughter of an archaeologist, stumbles across an rare and unusual artifact that her father and his colleagues have recently found. Drawn to the artifact, Sage is determined to find out the secrets that it holds and along with her sister Saffron, Sage is thrown into an unbelievable world of mystery, magic, danger and Angels. After meeting the mysterious St John, a colleague of her father, Sage realizes that her life holds greater purpose and she therefore is the key to finding
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am an independent reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that rock. I am giving this lovely read 4.5 Fangs - I'd have given it 5 but it took me a few chapters to get into the book. I will start with I'm glad I gave it those few chapters, every now and then a book surprises me when I don' t think I'm going to enjoy it and all of a sudden I'm hooked! Seeds did just that.
Sage is the focal point of this novel - she has been around the world with her parents as they taught and studied. Her fam
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read this book in the #IndieBooksBeSeen Indie Book Club for January and it perfectly fit into my preferred genre - fantasy, with magic, history and a bit of romance thrown in for good measure.

The historical information was fantastically well researched, with a similar taste to historical mystery / treasure hunts and I found it fascinating how well it was woven into the story. The author as well proved how well-read she is, with frequent literary quotations in keeping with both characters learn
Keepers of Genesis 1
by d.b.nielsen

I absolutely loved it. It has all of my favorite things…some kind of quest (usually religious), a love story, mystery, thriller, adventure, twins!, family, evil bad guys, good bad guys(?), heroines, heroes, history, excitement, fear, animals, fancy cars and places, fashion, strained and strong relationships, mentors, other things I can't mention(spoilers). Did I mention twins?!! I read the little teaser of the next story (at the end of this one) and I can
Melanie Rodriguez
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Action, romance, adventure, history...what's not to love?

Seventeen year old Sage Woods is uprooted from her home in Australia and is none too pleased about it. Her father is a well-known archaeologist who works at the British Museum, where she spends most of her time to help move on with the fact that everything she planned for after finishing school was thrown down the drain. Her twin, Saffron Woods, is taking the change well; even her younger siblings are enjoying the new scenery. Sage is conv
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Hello to all of you believers in beauty and true love and mystical talismans, angels and ancient artefacts. Welcome to my author’s page. I’m so excited to share the KEEPERS OF GENESIS series with you, following Sage and Saffron’s parallel journeys to find the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Garden of Eden and, of course, to attain true love along the way (but not without the trials and tribulation ...more

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